I'm Not A Pirate!

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  1. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful Banned

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    I just got a letter from my ISP. They say we have been flagged because someone in this household has downloaded a movie illegally.
    "Transformers" of all friggin movies!

    Sure enough, my daughter downloaded the movie last week. I had to fill out a form stating that I would remove the movie from my computer, and never, EVER do this again. The flag even went as far as Paramount/Dreamworks!
    So they were notified as well.

    Needless to say I read my daughter the riot act and sent a letter of apology.

    This goes to show you that they are indeed watching, and I dont need a lawsuit on my hands. Be careful out there people.
     
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    It's time for some strict "parental controls" on your computers. Though I'm only assuming your daughter is a minor.
     
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  3. lespaul01

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    Seriously. never heard of that around here yet?
     
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    is it Rogers?
     
  5. Penny Dreadful

    Penny Dreadful Banned

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    No, it's Cogeco.

    She's 18 and she gave me her word that she will never do it again, I trust her.
     
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    You were lucky that you "only" got a warning.
     
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    Really?? Was it p2p - Torrents?
     
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    I agree. I think we have all seen the big red FBI warnings before any movie.
    The letter stated that if this happens again there would be litigation.
     
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    Nah, just a scare tactic. :naughty:

    I may be wrong, but I am under the assumption that we can dload (audio tracks at the minimum) Dlownloading audio for personal use in Canada is legal..

    But I an not 100% sure on movies..
     
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    you shouldn't have responded. you just signed a confession.
     
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    Damn kids!!!
     
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  16. Penny Dreadful

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    My ISP knows everything anyway. They were the ones that sent me the letter.
    I'm not going to lie about the situation.

    *Update*.....I just got off the phone.

    My ISP (Cogeco) told me that by law they have to inform me about the incident, but as of right now it is NOT illegal to download anything here in Canada!....Wow!

    They get hundreds of these everyday from the States complaining about people downloading movies, and Cogeco by law has to pass them on to us.
    But, although they can threaten us with litigation as of right now there is not a thing they can do about this....Interesting!

    Still, I don't think it's fair and it will never happen again in my house.
     
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    BRB...adding to my list of reasons to move to Canada.
     
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    sorry, mate. didn't notice you were in canada.
    but yes, in canada you can download for personal use.
     
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    I have a friend (here in the US) who's gotten like 10 of these.

    He finally figured out it's not the downloading that's getting him caught, it was the uploading.

    For everything he pulled down, he'd give back at a 1 to 1 ratio.

    He doesn't upload anymore, just leeches.

    No more letters.
     
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